Police on full force at Morobe show

Lae Police is expected to be beefed up by mobile squads from Madang, Goroka for the annual Morobe Show this weekend.

Metropolitan Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Jnr said he has requested from the Divisional Commander for additional manpower from the two provinces.

It is understood the additional manpower at the Show ground gates will come from the Engineering battalion at Igam barracks.

Wagambie assured the public that police will cater for both the Morobe show and the city and to ensure there is peace and normalcy during the show period.

“I call on the general public to behave in an orderly manner and also take ownership,” Wagambie said.

He further called on people of Lae and Morobe Province to take ownership and be proud of the show.

“This is the only way we’ll change the negative image being painted of Lae by taking this into account.”

Already there is show of police presence in the city with several road blocks set up and policemen on foot patrol in the main city.

Wendy Katusele